Its title suggests this is a novelty song, but it is actually a Cole Porter number from the 1948 musical Kiss Me, Kate
, which is based on the Shakespearian comedy The Taming Of The Shrew
According to Robert Kimball in The Complete Lyrics Of Cole Porter
, it was introduced by Patricia Morrison, and published in December 1948. The complete vocal score was published in June 1951.
Alexander Baron - London, England